Buffalo Exchange Tokens for Bags program

Tokens for Bags® Charities Spring 2017

Every six months, we support new local charities through our Tokens for Bags® program. Instead of giving out bags, we give customers the opportunity to donate five cents (the cost of the bag) to a charity of their choice. Since 1994, we have raised over $656,798 for thousands of local nonprofit organizations through our Tokens for Bags® program, saving 13.1 million bags from polluting the environment.

Find your local Buffalo Exchange below and check out the charities you can give back to.

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Home ‘Fur’ Good: Giving Back at Buffalo Exchange Phoenix

By: Brittney Stuart, Buffalo Exchange HQ

At Buffalo Exchange, instead of offering plastic bags, we hand out charity tokens with each purchase. This gives shoppers the opportunity to donate 5 cents (the cost of a plastic bag) to one of three local non-profits through our Tokens for Bags® program. In our Phoenix, Arizona store, shoppers have the chance to sponsor the Home ‘Fur’ Good Animal Shelter.

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Giving Back in Ohio: Supporting the CHA Animal Shelter

By Brittney Stuart, Buffalo Exchange HQ

At Buffalo Exchange, we believe in giving back to the community on a daily basis. So, instead of offering plastic bags, we hand out charity tokens with each purchase, giving shoppers the chance to donate 5 cents to one of three rotating local non-profits through our Tokens for Bags® program. Preserve the environment and help the community, all in one go? Yes, please! In our Columbus, Ohio store, shoppers have the chance to sponsor the Citizens for Humane Action (CHA) Animal Shelter.

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Everyday Charity: Giving Back by Shopping

By Amelia Gotobed, Buffalo Exchange HQ

Here at Buffalo Exchange, we believe that giving back should be part of your daily routine. Besides helping cut down on clothing waste in general, we’ve brought that philosophy into our stores by eliminating plastic bags and offering our customers the opportunity to donate 5 cents in place of a bag to a local non-profit instead. Doing your good deed for the day has never been so easy!

We care about having a positive impact on the communities we operate in and empowering our customers to make a difference right in their own backyard. In New York, customers are helping to support the Lower East Side Ecology Center every day, just by shopping with us!

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Buffalo Exchange Tokens for Bags program

Tokens for Bags® Charities Fall 2016

Every six months we support local charities through our Tokens for Bags® program. Shoppers are encouraged to accept a token instead of a bag for purchases and we donate five cents (the cost of the bag) to a charity of the customer’s choice. Since 1994, we have raised over $656,798 for thousands of local nonprofit organizations through our Tokens for Bags® program, saving 13.1 million bags from polluting the environment.

Find your local Buffalo Exchange below and check out the charities you can give back to.

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Pride: NYC

By Buffalo Exchange NYC (Chelsea & East Village)

Last weekend, we spent the day celebrating Pride in beautiful NYC! We’ve unofficially been crashing Pride since 2011, but this year we’re thrilled to officially have been a part of this epic event. We love supporting the community and had so much fun with all the amazing pride-goers. Take a peek at some of favorite PrideFest moments.

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Pride: San Francisco

By Buffalo Exchange San Francisco (Haight St.)

Buffalo Exchange SF has been celebrating Pride in the Bay Area since 2004! We’ve loved every second of celebrating Pride with the San Fran community. Every year we team up with the awesome Sonic Reducer Stage and pass out TONS of Buffalo goodies to all the pride-goers. Check out our favorite moments from Pride 2016!

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Earth Day: Instagram Recap

With your help, we raised over $47,440 for the Center for Biological Diversity at our Earth Day $1 Day Sale. On April 23, shoppers gathered bright and early for our annual sale. Tons of men’s and women’s clothing was priced for just $1 and all the proceeds from $1 items were donated directly to the Center for Biological Diversity in support of their efforts to protect the environment. Take a look at some of our customers’ excellent finds.

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Earth Day: 5 Tips to Conserve Water!

Five tips to conserve water! Keep these tips in mind throughout your day and you can make a difference in water conservation for ourselves and wildlife.

  1. Turn the tap off. When you’re brushing your teeth or washing your dishes make sure to only run water when rinsing.
  2. Say no to bottled water. Opt for a reusable water bottle instead of a one-time use plastic bottle. The removal of water to create bottled water and the production that goes into making the plastic bottle is harmful to communities and wildlife.
  3. Load up on laundry. When you do large loads of laundry less water is used per a garment. This also works with dishwashers!
  4. Sweep it up. Invest in a broom to sweep your patios and sidewalks instead of hosing them down.
  5. Opt for native plants. Dress up your landscape in climate perfect plants. Look for regional plants that flourish on the natural rainfall only.

 

Sources: 1. http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/youth/stuff_you_can_do, 2. http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/programs/population_and_sustainability/sustainability/live_more_sustainably.html, 3, 4 & 5. http://www.nature.org/ourinitiatives/habitats/riverslakes/help/index.htm


DFW Style Daily featured Buffalo Exchange

“ENVIRONMENTALY FRIENDLY PRACTICES” BY DFW STYLE DAILY

DFW Style Daily featured Buffalo Exchange in “Got Furs? Donate Now to the 10th Annual Buffalo Exchange Coats For Cubs Fur Drive” on February 2, 2016: “…Divesting of old winter wearables before warmer weather arrives? The Buffalo Exchange Coats For Cubs fur drive could be just the ticket. … A project of Buffalo Exchange … In keeping with the popular resale chain’s commitment to environmentally friendly practices, this annual effort provides wildlife rehabilitation centers with used furs to be repurposed as comforting natural bedding for injured and orphaned animals. … Sounds like a fine finale for old furs, indeed. …”